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July 31, 2022
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A good fare sale to Europe is always worth spotlighting. But a travel deal for premium economy fares? Well, that's kind of special, because seasoned travelers know the extra room really comes in handy for those transatlantic flights.

This new deal has lots of premium economy fares from key U.S. departure cities like Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City to European destinations that include Amsterdam, Dublin, Milan, Paris and Stockholm. There is lots of availability in the fall and winter, but the sale extends far enough that you can even start booking next summer's vacation.

Usually, this is the part of the story where we point out that the deal includes economy fares and that checking luggage will cost you extra. Not so with this one. Premium economy tickets mean you'll get free checked bags and other perks, depending on the airline.

Also, in case you've always wanted to check out the distinctive Christmas traditions in Sweden and Poland, some of the sale fares do include holidays.

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Thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights for first alerting us to this deal. Its Premium membership is available for $49 per year, while the Elite tier option is available for $199 per year. The latter offers access to deals on premium economy, business- and first-class tickets.

Be flexible with your travel plans and it'll typically help you find better prices.

Deal basics

Airlines: Air Canada, Air France, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, ITA, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, United Airlines.
Routes: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin, Gothenburg, Krakow, Milan, Paris, Stockholm and Warsaw.
How to book: Search Google Flights and book directly with the airline. Make sure to click the drop-down menu and select "premium economy" before you search for flights.
Travel dates: Best availability from September 2022 through June 2023; some routes include holidays.

(Photo: Alexander Spatari/Getty Images)

Related: Review: Premium economy done right - Delta Premium Select on the A330-900neo

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Sample flights

You can fly from Washington, D.C.'s Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to Amsterdam (AMS) in Delta's premium select seats for $976 round trip. We found this fare widely available in November and also in early 2023.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)
(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Delta has premium select fares to fly nonstop from New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Dublin, Ireland (DUB) in late January for $955 round trip. The sweet spot for finding sub-$1,000 premium economy tickets for this route is in January and February. We saw lots of availability there.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

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You can also fly Delta nonstop from New York City to Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) in Sweden for just $920 round trip in Premium Select. There is good availability for this route at that price in October and November.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

You can fly Air France premium economy from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Stockholm in April for $921 round trip.

Related: How to plan an affordable family trip to Stockholm

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Air France also has premium economy seats from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Poland's Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) for $998 round-trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

What about Paris, you ask? You can fly nonstop on Air France from Miami to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in early December for $1,062 round trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

This particular route isn't nonstop, but a premium economy ticket from New York City to Paris for under $1,000 must be mentioned. Lufthansa has tickets for this route in the spring for just $961 round trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

The best price in this deal for a New York-to-Paris nonstop itinerary is on Air France for $1,072 round trip. We saw this fare widely available in the winter.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

LOT has premium economy fares from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Copenhagen Airport (CPH) for $1,025 round trip. We found this route widely available at that price during the first few months of 2023.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

We mentioned earlier there were deals to be found for travelers on the West Coast so here's an Iberia itinerary in May from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) in Barcelona for just $938 nonstop.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

You can also book a seat on LOT from Los Angeles to Stockholm in the spring for $1,000 round trip.

Related: 9 common mistakes tourists make in Barcelona

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5 points per dollar on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3 points per dollar on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2 points per dollar on travel.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

We don't see many deals on premium economy seats for European travel that often. If you don't mind booking your travel well in advance, you could save lots of money while ensuring yourself a comfortable journey across the Atlantic.

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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